There are two ways you can sue an employer for gender discrimination: Under the Equal Pay Act or under Title VII. If you want to sue under Title VII, you first must file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC will investigate your complaint and may be able to settle it for you. Only after the EEOC has responded to your complaint can you sue. Under the Equal Pay Act, there is no need to file a complaint with the EEOC.
The EEOC has strict deadlines and regulations that you must follow:
Filing a complaint with the EEOC can be difficult. An experienced employment lawyer can help you meet all the requirements the EEOC demands. If the EEOC issues you a right to sue letter, an employment lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against your employer.
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